"C" = a class at the Convention Cneter.

"R" = a class at the Radisson

"N" = a class at the North Annex

3001C  Luminous Painted Irises  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $90

Esterita Austin   http://esteritaaustin.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Int.-Advanced

 

Create Luminous watercolor Irises with this fluid and innovative technique. Utilizing fusible web you will be able to easily transfer your painted image onto organza with this new process. Anyone can succeed, you don't have be an artist. Free your creative muse with this new technique.

 

ARTWORK CLASS: MACHINES NOT REQUIRED

 

KIT FEE: $35

KIT INCLUDES: All organza, lumiere and metallic paints, mistyfuse, use of brushes, silicon paper foundation, photos and patterns

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES NOT REQUIRED: ARTWORK CLASS

3002C  Trapunto by Machine  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $80

Pam Bocko   http://www.piecefuldesigns.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner-Int.

 

Trapunto, or stuffed quilting, is the art of adding raised areas to your quilting. In this class you will learn how to take your quilting to a whole new dimension (literally!) by using an easy technique using lofty batting and water soluble thread. You will learn about trapunto design, how to mark the design on fabric, sewing and trimming the design and finish work. A small 18" X 18" piece will be made to use as a wall hanging or pillow top. This is a beginner trapunto class, but free-motion machine quilting will be incorporated, so the student should be competent in that technique. (Sewing machines must be capable of free motion quilting and must have a free motion foot.)

 

KIT FEE: $35

KIT INCLUDES: All fabric required for the front and back of the wall hanging, fabric for practice sewing, lofty batting and cotton batting for practice and the class project, water soluble thread, Trapunto tutorial.

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY PFAFF

3003C   Silk Ribbon Embroidery      8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $80

Valerie Bothell  http://www.valeriebothell.com

 

SKILL LEVEL:  All Levels

 

A fun day of learning as many silk ribbon stitches as we can in 6 hours. Class will be based upon my new book Joyful Daily Stitching Seam by Seam, due out December 2017.

 

THIS IS A HANDWORK CLASS

 

KIT FEE: N/A

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES NOT REQUIRED: HANDWORK CLASS

3004C   Vintage Charm      8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $80

Carmen Geddes  http://www.tensisters.com

 

SKILL LEVEL:  All Levels

 

Piece this Vintage Quilt with NO strip piecing! Amazing 2" Finished Squares. Quilt measures 54' x 56" before borders.

Enjoy perfect corners and stable, flat blocks every time. Imagine NO 'dog ears', NO segmenting seams, NO fraying! Use Easy Piecing Grid foundation to make your heirloom.

 

KIT FEE: $25

KIT INCLUDES:  6 Panels of Tensisters Handicraft Easy Piecing Grid, Quilt Pattern, Step by Step Instructions

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY BABY LOCK

3005C  Beaded Kaleidescopes  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $100

Nancy Eha   http://www.beadcreative.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate

 

Recreate your own dazzling kaleidoscope with glass beads. Numerous design options will be presented as you explore Nancy’s elevated beading techniques. The kaleidoscope is created with elevated seed bead lines that do not rest on the fabric, but are supported above the fabric surface by other beads. The finished 3D kaleidoscope is 5-inches in diameter. The techniques covered in this workshop will give you new ideas for adding sparkling beaded texture to your art quilts.

 

HANDWORK CLASS: MACHINES NOT REQUIRED

 

KIT FEE: $56

KIT INCLUDES: Course DVD, all beads, Swarovsky crystals, thread, needes and pattern

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES NOT REQUIRED: HANDWORK CLASS

3006R  Fill Harmonics  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $85

Sue Heinz   http://www.sueheinz.com

 

SKILL LEVEL:  All Levels

 

Create a symphony of harmonious background designs that group well together on any type of quilt - or use just one for a dramatic textural effect - while Sue demonstrates how to draw each design with step-by-step illustrations and how-to hints. Your quilt will be shouting, “Bravo!”

 

DRAWING CLASS: MACHINES NOT REQUIRED

 

KIT FEE: $3

KIT INCLUDES: Multi-page handout with designs, oversized and pre-gridded drawing paper

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES NOT REQUIRED: DRAWING CLASS

3007C  Fabulous Freehand Feathers and Ferns   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $135

Suzanne Hyland    http://www.quilterstouch.com

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner - Int.

 

Join Suzanne for a potpourri of freehand feathers and ferns in many styles, from simple traditional to fun and fancy modern motifs.  This hands-on interactive class explores many different freehand methods, allowing every student to discover their own preferred style and most comfortable freehand techniques.  Walk away from class bursting with feather ideas for backgrounds, borders and blocks to fill your quilts. Some prior freehand experience is strongly suggested (or enrollment is Suzanne’s other freehand classes - Fabulous Freehand Free Motion I or II).

 

KIT FEE: N/A

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY HANDI QUILTER

(This class is a Hands on Stand Up Longarm Class. The machine moves on a stationary frame. The skills taught in this class can be used on any longarm where the machine moves attached to a stationary frame.)

3008C  Masterclass on Feathers  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $135

Sue Nickels   http://www.sue-nickels.com

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate

 

Learn to free motion quilt beautiful feather designs on the home sewing machine. Sue has used the feather design successfully on many of her quilts. The feather is the ideal design for free motion quilting and is easier than you think. First, practice the techniques used to achieve beautiful, consistent and smooth stitches. Next, work on practice pieces to learn all about feathers starting with the basic feather and then moving on to motif feathers and whole cloth type feathers. Finish with fillers that add dimension to the feather. Fall in love with feathers. Sue will have many quilts that feature feathers to show for inspiration! Please note: Students will work on pre-printed practice squares that Sue provides in a kit.

 

KIT FEE: $12

KIT INCLUDES: 6 marked practice squares and one marking pencil

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY BERNINA Q20/600

(The students in this class will share time between a standard BERNINA domestic machine and the BERNINA Q-20 sit down longarm machine. The quilter moves the fabric while the machine stays stationary. The skills taught in this class can be used on any domestic machine, or sit down longarm machine where the machine stays stationary while the quilter moves the fabric to create the design.)

3009C Magic Mariner's Compass & Other Really Cool Tricks

8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $80

Janna Thomas    http://blocloc.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL: Intermediate

 

Get the illusion of Mariner's Compass without the work or paper piecing! You'll learn this trick and many others that produce the most amazing visual effects! Class includes four free patterns and 15% discount on all Bloc Loc products during the show. Janna will arrive early and bring the rulers with her.

 

KIT FEE: $0

KIT INCLUDES: Class handout including 4 patterns, and technique sheets

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY VIKING

3011C   Borders & Finishing Touches    8:00 AM - 3:00 PM       $85

Bonnie Browning  http://bonniebrowning.tripod.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL: Beginner - Int.

 

Learn the art of making your borders fit the edges of your quilt...every time... and what you can do to make them lay flat and be straight. This workshop includes many tricks for adjusting patterns and using paper folding techniques for accurate borders. Make samples of several ways to finish the edge of your quilt for a beautiful decorative border - piping (3 ways), shark's teeth and prairie points, binding and 2-sided binding.

 

6-hour workshop, stitch a border on samples you can use for future reference. This is a technique class.

 

KIT FEE: $3.00

KIT INCLUDES: Handout for techniques taught in class.

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY JANOME

3012A     Mystical Grids   8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $120

Jaime Wallen   http://quiltersapothecary.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner-Int.

 

This Class covers Exciting new designs with the focus on Jamie’s incredible Point-to- Point “Mystical Grid Designs”. You will learn a myriad of designs using these elements for your Customer and personal surface quilting and apply them to Edge to Edge, Customized Blocks, Borders and Sash Designs to speed up your earning potential while making your surface quilting stand above the rest. This class applies to all levels of Long-arm, Mid-arm, Short-arm or Hand Quilters.

 

KIT FEE: $25

KIT INCLUDES: Handout, Quilt Wafer

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

Please Note This Class is Located at the Azure Hotel.

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY INNOVA

(This class is a Hands on Stand Up Longarm Class. The machine moves on a stationary frame. The skills taught in this class can be used on any longarm where the machine moves attached to a stationary frame.)

3013C  Mark-Baste-Quilt  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $80

Pat Yamin   http://www.comequiltwithme.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner

 

Have you ever wondered exactly how designs are marked on a quilt and then so beautifully quilted? Whether planning to stitch by hand or machine, a beginner's class is a necessity for learning quilt marking techniques and Pat Yamin's Mark-Baste-Quilt is definitely the one for you! Pat provides the kit- fabric, stencils (including a corner design), marking tools, batting and backing - to get you started. Once your square is marked, you will learn basting techniques. And then, as with any craft, since perfection comes from proper preparation, you will be ready to learn the time honored technique of hand quilting. This is the perfect class for you and your friends to relax and spend time together doing what you love -hand quilting.

 

THIS IS A HANDWORK CLASS

 

KIT FEE: $35

KIT INCLUDES: Fabric for the top and bottom of quilt square, batting, backing, basting thread, quilting thread, needles to baste and to quilt with. Stencils both block and corner designs, marking tools.

 

SUPPLY LIST: Pencil and paper for notes.

 

MACHINES NOT REQUIRED: HANDWORK CLASS

3014R  Appliquick Master Class  8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $100

Rosa Rojas Rienda  http://www.apliquick.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner-Int.

 

APLIQUICK is a new revolutionary technique for appliqué, traditional or contemporary. This Apliquick technique is innovative, quick, easy and perfect for appliqué projects, not only for small pieces but also for large ones. During this class you will learn how to make a perfect medium size appliqué project as well as a miniature one. You will discover how easy it is to adapt the different metallic sticks to your project. And finally you will learn how to realize any kind of shapes, sharp pointed, hexagons, curves and many more ...  * The teacher will demonstrate how to machine appliqué the small pieces, but the class will mainly be hand work.

 

THIS IS A HANDWORK CLASS

 

KIT FEE: $15

KIT INCLUDES: Appliquick will include Japanese fabrics, patterns and a very thin Vlieseline

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES NOT REQUIRED: HANDWORK CLASS

3015C   Free Motion Improv     8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $120

Christa Watson   http://www.christaquilts.com

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner - Int.

 

Liberate yourself from traditional quilting symmetry by mashing up your favorite motifs in a seemingly random way. Combine basic shapes with transitional designs and free- motion fillers to add amazing texture to the negative spaces in your quilts, or create your own unique work of improvisational art.

 

 This full-day workshop includes a short lecture answering the often-asked question of “How do I Quilt it?” plus a mini-trunk show for inspiration, and bonus tips on basting.

 

Note: Students should be comfortable with basic free-motion quilting.

 

KIT FEE: N/A

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY SWEET 16

(This class is on a sit-down longarm machine. The quilter moves the fabric while the machine stays stationary. The skills taught in this class can be used on any domestic machine, or sit down longarm machine where the machine stays stationary while the quilter moves the fabric to create the design.)

3016C   Easy English Paper Piecing by Machine     8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $120

Kristin Vierra   http://quilterontherun.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner - Int.

 

Always loved the look of hexagon quilts? Intrigued with Grandma’s flower gardens, but don’t want to spend months hand piecing? Then this class is for you. In this class, we will cover how to make and piece a variety of different hexagon quilt all on your domestic sewing machine. No marking or "Y" seams required! You will love this fun, fast, and easy method. Suitable for all levels..

 

KIT FEE: $20

KIT INCLUDES: Water soluble stabilizer, glue sticks, pattern and orange stick.

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY BERNINA

3017C   Stained Glass Pillow     8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $120

Allie Aller   http://alliesinstitches.blogspot.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner - Int.

 

Velvet ribbon is appliquéd over a simple geometric background to create a vivid stained glass style pillow top. It is then machine quilted, its backing sewn on, and ready to receive its 18" square insert when you go home.

 

KIT FEE: N/A

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES NOT PROVIDED: BRING MACHINE

3018R   Wonder Feathers     8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $135

Jenny Pedigo   http://sewkindofwonderful.com

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner - Int.

 

Feathers are one of the most iconic quilting options to add to all types of quilts.  Learn from one of the best - Jenny Pedigo! Jenny has over 20 different types of feathers she adds to custom quilting.  She will guide you through the steps of stitching the spine, creating the feather and its various shapes, and filling the negative spaces of the quilt.  This is an awesome hands-on class with demo and practice.

 

KIT FEE: $5

KIT INCLUDES: Multi page/color handout with quilting examples

 

SUPPLY LIST: N/A

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY GAMMILL

(This class is a Hands on Stand Up Longarm Class. The machine moves on a stationary frame. The skills taught in this class can be used on any longarm where the machine moves attached to a stationary frame.)

3019C   Understanding the Rainbow     8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $85

Lee Chappell Monroe   http://www.maychappell.com

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner - Int.

 

Want to learn more about pulling fabrics together for your next project? You will learn all about color, from primary to tertiary colors and monochromatic to complementary arrangements. We will discuss the basics of color theory as well as inspiration to develop your palettes and work on creating different working color stories. Armed with your newfound knowledge, we will make a dresden color wheel project.

 

KIT FEE: $12

KIT INCLUDES: Color fabric for Dresden

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES NOT PROVIDED: BRING MACHINE

3020C Rulers Rock! Table Topper     8:00 AM - 3:00 PM     $80

Pam Varner    https://www.facebook.com/MySassyNotions

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner

 

Pam Varner, Westalee® Accredited Teacher

 

If you’ve been curious about Ruler Work on a domestic machine, have Westalee templates that you haven’t touched, or even a little experience, this is the class for you. Learn the basics of Ruler Work using The Westalee Ruler foot and template system and gain the confidence you need to apply those skills to your own projects. Learn tips and tricks to ruler work. In this class, we will quilt a 12” x 24” sandwich.

 

Westalee Ruler Foot and Templates provided for class use by Sew Steady®. No Free Motion experience required https://www.facebook.com/MySassyNotions/

 

KIT FEE: N/A

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY BROTHER

"C" = a class at the Convention Cneter.

"R" = a class at the Radisson

"N" = a class at the North Annex

3061C  Beginning Hand Quilting  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM     $40

Carrie Fondi  http://www.alohaquiltshop.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner

 

This is a technique class for Hand quilting. In class you will learn the rocker method and the fabric folding method along with other pain free techniques. Quilting with a hoop or without a hoop, marking your quilt, batting choices, basting, and quilting will be covered in class. Everyone goes home hand quilting with ease.

 

THIS IS A HANDWORK CLASS

 

KIT FEE: $20

KIT INCLUDES: 20" Pre-printed quilt top, batting, backing and thread and needle.

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES NOT REQUIRED: HANDWORK CLASS

3062C  Twisted Log Cabin  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM     $40

Lora Kennedy   http://www.farmlandquilting.net

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Intermediate

 

Make a log cabin block with a twist using Stable Piecing foundations. Sew all straight seams, end with curves.

 

KIT FEE: $17

KIT INCLUDES: Pattern and foundations to make 12 blocks. Additional foundation sheets for use in class.

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY JANOME

3063C  Celtic Dance Bracelet  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM     $40

Amy Loh-Kupser   http://www.i-bead.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner

 

This is a great class for anyone who wants to try beading! This elegant bracelet uses beautiful Glass Pearls, Fire Polished Crystals and a mix of different seed bead sizes. If you have problems finding the right size bracelets, now you can make one that will fit you! These are easy to find components, so once you’ve made one, you can find these beads in most craft stores.

 

THIS IS A HANDWORK CLASS

 

KIT FEE: $30

KIT INCLUDES: Detailed step-by-step instructions. 4mm Fire Polish Crystals, 4mm and 6mm Glass Pearls, Size 11 and 8 Seed Beads, Magnetic Clasp, 6lb. Fireline, Size 10 Beading Needles, Bead Mat.

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES NOT REQUIRED: HANDWORK CLASS

3064C  Mod Strawberries  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM     $45

Helen Robinson http://www.sewkindofwonderful.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner-Int.

 

Use the no stress fast and easy curved sewing techniques Sew Kind of Wonderful uses on all the patterns to easily sew curves. Mod Strawberries takes a classic shape and adds variety through patchwork and curved piecing to bring a classic shape a fresh contemporary feel.

 

KIT FEE: $0

KIT INCLUDES: Mod Strawberries pattern.

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY BABY LOCK

3065C  Binding is not scary  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM     $40

Connie Spurlock  http://www.sewwonderfuldreams.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner

 

Are you almost to the finish line but can't take the jump to put on the binding. It can be easily done without tools and even a beginner can have great success. Class covers strip binding, bias binding (make continuous bias binding), ruffles as an edge and those fun prairie points. You will sew each of the techniques in class and will leave with the confidence to "get er done!"

 

 

KIT FEE: $25

KIT INCLUDES: All techniques will have written instructions, all fabric provided for each project and a package of batting from Warm and Natural.

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY PFAFF

3066C  Flower Fields  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM     $40

Joyce Teng   http://www.teacherstamp.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner-Int.

 

Learn to create wildly colorful flower fields on fabric that will inspire the artist within. Exciting new products and techniques will be introduced in this hands-on class room experience. Not only will it stimulate your imagination but Joyce will teach you how to produce fabulous surface designs. You will learn color harmony using Tsukineko inks, from the soft shading of a summer sky to dramatic rainbow effects. You will be amazed with how easy and fun it is to produce color flow and textures with TSC Designs stencils, application tools and Tsukineko Inks.

 

THIS IS A HANDWORK CLASS

 

KIT FEE: $30

KIT INCLUDES: assortment of fabric blocks and lace, (2) sizes of Fantastix® tips, water brush pen, squeegee, assorted dabber sizes, ink droppers, spray bottle, (1) Tsukineko® All-Purpose Ink, Fabrico® marker, TSC Design stencil, & Tidy® tray.

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES NOT REQUIRED: HANDWORK CLASS

3067C  Quilter's Search Engine  7:00 PM - 10:00 PM     $40

Joan Linahon   http://www.blockpartystudios.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner-Int.

 

Easy-To-Make Wall Hanging.

 

KIT FEE: $27

KIT INCLUDES: Fabrics for Quilt Top, Pattern and "Quilter's Search Engine" panel.

 

SUPPLY LIST: Downloadable PDF

 

MACHINES PROVIDED BY BROTHER

3068C  So I got it pieced, now what?      7:00 PM - 10:00 PM     $45

Kristin Vierra   http://quilterontherun.com/

 

SKILL LEVEL:  Beginner-Int.

 

Everyone has gotten to the end of a quilt pattern and read with dread the words Quilt as Desired. What exactly does this mean. This class will talk about different ways to quilt your quilts. What quilting patterns compliment piecework vs. appliqué, straight lines vs. curves. We will also discuss quilting density, which type of thread to use and ways to plan out your quilting with minimal marking. Please bring your trouble tops and we will try and talk about how to quilt as many as possible.

 

THIS IS A DESIGN CLASS

 

KIT FEE: $26

KIT INCLUDES: Custom design board, dry erase marker, painter's tape.

 

SUPPLY LIST: Paper and Pencil

 

MACHINES NOT REQUIRED: DESIGN CLASS

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